Essay on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn help

  1. Examine the novel’s portrayal of racism. Is the novel racist or is it merely holding a mirror to a racist society? The essay could examine Huck’s relationship with Jim, Pap’s views of African Americans, Twain’s portrayal of Jim, use of the “n” word.

 

  1. What techniques does Mark Twain use to create sympathy for his characters? Are these techniques effective?

 

  1. The Mississippi River is a symbol of freedom as well as for the growing up of Huck. How do you see the river symbolizing one of these things?  How does the river contrast with the society that surrounds it?
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